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what is pertussis?

 
vania_jmz

Asked by vania_jmz at 11:29 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • You're watching that commercial aren't ya? I hate that commercial. Children that receive their vaccines will not get whooping cough. Trust me, I worked as a Respiratory Therapist for years and never saw one case. Of course, at that time all kids were vaccinated, so maybe it's something that's making a come back because of non-vaccinated. I will be interested to know.

    That commercial drives me nuts though.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:37 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Whooping cough is usually hard to mistake for anything else. The cough itself is a series of long wheezes that may leave the person out of breath. It tends to kind of hurt your chest while you're coughing, since it lasts so long.
    MamaRae85

    Answer by MamaRae85 at 11:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • whooping cough
    Katt709

    Answer by Katt709 at 11:31 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Whooping cough.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:32 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Temp, coughing, chills. that is what my daughter had. They did put her on meds.
    sta517

    Answer by sta517 at 11:38 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Sorry, I meant when the cough manifests itself. It won't necessarily.
    MamaRae85

    Answer by MamaRae85 at 11:40 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • what are the symptoms
    vania_jmz

    Comment by vania_jmz (original poster) at 11:33 PM on Jul. 11, 2010